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Pine Forest Fuel to bring store to code

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

Orange County Health Inspectors spent last year informing all the establishments of the changes the Texas Food Establishment Rules made in September 2015 and local food establishment businesses are responsible for following.

“Beginning in 2017 we will be enforcing these changes,” Health Inspector James Scales said. “You might see that “the latest Health Inspection Report” was not posted in the front of the establishment for the general public to view. Others might include “Hand washing Signs” and “First Aid Kits.”

Pine Forest Fuel received a health score of 76 out of a possible 100 during a recent inspection.

“Lots of attention is needed at this location,” Scales wrote on the checklist for the report. “Follow up visits are required in order to get the establishment up to code.”

Violations found during the inspection included white gravy found at unsafe temperatures in a nonworking cooler, sausage at unsafe temperatures inside a warmer that was turned off, live worms found stored above premade hamburger patties, the empty lot next to the establishment being full of construction material and trash, the need for paper towels in the employees restroom, and dishes found inside the handwashing sink.

 

Other Scores:

  • The Shrimp Boat

18606 South Hwy. 62 in Orange.

Score:96

Demerits include no certified food manager on staff, dates needed on all products inside reach-in freezers.

  • Romano’s Italian

10383 Hwy. 12 #110 in Mauriceville.

Score:94

Demerits include no hot water found at hand washing station, front cooler has water drip, dates needed on all products inside cooler/freezers.

  • Papa John’s Pizza

2305 MacArthur Drive in Orange.

Score:97

Demerits include employee without food handler certificate, employee with improper

jewelry.

  • Super Stop #4

2590 North Main Street in Vidor.

Score:92

Demerits include pulled several expired foods from shelves, plumbing issues found, storage shelves need to be cleaned.

  • Valero Corner Store #969

1010 North Main Street in Vidor.

Score: 97

Demerits include faucet at compartment sink dripping at base.

  • Smoke Shop

585 North Main Street in Vidor.

Score:99

Demerits include back storage rooms need to be cleaned and organized, bottom of back door needs to be sealed.

  • Get –N-Go

1150 Texas Avenue in Bridge City.

Score:92

Demerits include pulled several expired foods from shelves, no hot water inside restroom, broken ice scoop.

  • Walgreen’s #12355

1790 Texas Avenue in Bridge City.

Score 99

Demerits include floors inside walk-in cooler need to be cleaned of old trash.

  • Pizza Hut #2729

1152 Texas Avenue in Bridge City.

Score:96

Demerits include chicken stored above cheese inside walk-in cooler, vent-a-hood and top of the oven need to be cleaned.

  • Cypress Plaza #1

7014 North Hwy. 87 in Orange.

Score:97

Demerits include drinks being stored on the floor, mold found on wall in back storage room.

  • CVS Pharmacy #6381

2425 North 16th Street in Orange.

Score:98

Demerits include shelves inside milk cooler need to be cleaned, toilet lid in men’s restroom broken.

  • Family Dollar #4969

1540 Strickland Drive in Orange.

Score:96

Demerits include several dented cans found, pulled several expired foods from shelves, shelves inside milk cooler need to be cleaned.

  • Kwick Stop #4

3110 16th Street in Orange.

Score: 91

Demerits include mold found on Slushi machine, dates needed on all food products inside coolers, drinks being stored on floor inside walk-in cooler.

  • Texas Food Store

305 Burton Avenue in Orange.

Score:86

Demerits include pulled several expired foods from shelved, bags of ice defrosted inside reach-in freezer, then refroze. Need to defrost freezer and clean, mold was found on Slushi machines, ice scoop found laying on top of ice machine, paper towels and toilet paper need inside employee restroom, hole in wall behind ice machine, drinks being stored on floor.

  • Dollar General #12697

1752 Hwy. 12 in Vidor.

Score: 98

Demerits include shelves inside milk cooler need to be cleaned.

  • Burger King #110

605 North Main Street in Vidor.

Score: 98

Demerits include no hot water inside restrooms.

  • Country Corner

1810 North Main Street in Vidor.

Score: 97

Demerits include pulled several expired foods from shelves.

  • Main Street Seafood

953 North Main Street in Vidor.

Score: 98

Demerits include no food handlers/certified food managers certificates posted.

  • Taco Bell #2680

835 Texas Avenue in Bridge City.

Score 96

Demerits include no not water at hand washing station and restrooms. Storage shelves found rusted and need to be organized.

 

  • Big Lots #1053

2260 MacArthur Drive in Orange.

Score: 94

Demerits include pulled several expired dairy products and dry goods from shelves, pulled several dented cans from shelves, sticky traps in back storage room full of roaches and 1 mouse, shelves inside milk cooler need to be cleaned.

  • Dollar Tree #1193

170 Strickland Drive in Orange.

Score:95

Demerits include pulled several expired foods from reach-in coolers, pulled several dented cans from shelves, outside back door/dumpster area needs cleaned of old trash and equipment.

  • Sonic Drive In #5783

2210 Hwy 62 in McLewis.

Score: 92

Demerits include fry warmer and toaster need to be cleaned, broken Slushi machine found near drive-thru, need to repair/remove floors. Walls, ceilings, outside of equipment and storage shelves need to be cleaned, restrooms sink/toilet spray painted and paint chipping off.

  • Dairy Queen #10115

11785 North Hwy. 62 in Mauriceville.

Score: 96

Demerits include toaster needs to be cleaned, hand washing signs not posted at the back hand washing station.

  • Novrozsky’s Restaurant

1035 North Main Street in Vidor.

Score:89

Demerits include ice scoop found on top of ice machine, bottles of chemicals being stored on top of buckets of spices, water found sitting on bottom of reach-in cooler and walk-in cooler, storage shelves, floors, walls, ceilings and air vents need cleaning. All broken/unused equipments needs to be repaired/removed from restaurant.

  • Sun Wok #2 Chinese Food

2429 Texas Avenue in Bridge City.

Score:0

Demerits include no hot water found inside restaurant. Restaurant closed until hot water issues have been corrected.

 

The following locations had 0 violations and received a perfect score of 100:

  • Circle K Kiddie Ranch

16944 Hwy. 62 in Orange.

  • Simply Sweet Treats

Ben Mac Road in Orange.

  • Subway #51959

2496 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange.

  • Fastlane #14

695 West Railroad in Vidor.

  • Apple Tree Child Enrichment

9983 Hwy. 105 in Orangefield.

  • Kid’s Castle

100 Parkside Place Drive in Bridge City.

 

The following location passed pre-opening inspections:

  • Caryn’s Bakery

605 West Roundbunch Road in Bridge City.